Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape
Jesus Tramullas (University of Zaragoza, Spain) and Piedad Garrido (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Release Date: July, 2012. Copyright © 2013. 409 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1912-8, ISBN13: 9781466619128, ISBN10: 1466619120, EISBN13: 9781466619135
The advent of computers in libraries made library automation a hot topic in the 1980s and 1990s, but this focus has dropped off over time, leaving much library automation research outdated.
Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape brings library automation back to the forefront of cutting-edge research. In today's age of Web 2.0 and social networking, libraries are entering the new Library 2.0 era, and this reference will present current and future librarians with the necessary new library automation research they will need to keep their institutions up-to-date in today's constantly changing technological environment.
Table of Contents and List of Contributors
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Demian Katz (Villanova University, USA), Andrew Nagy (Serials Solutions, USA)
Apache Solr, an open source Java-based search engine, forms the core of many Library 2.0 products. The use of an index in place of a relational database allows faste...
Elsa Barber (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Silvia Pisano (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Sandra Romagnoli (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Verónica Parsiale (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Gabriela de Pedro (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Carolina Gregui (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Nancy Blanco (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
This chapter studies user interfaces of Web Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs) and presents their principal difficulties in facing the man-machine interaction and...
Lara Skelly (University of Cape Town Libraries, South Africa), Jen Eidelman (University of Cape Town Libraries, South Africa), Peter Underwood (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
In response to two different pedagogical challenges, namely delivering varied library instruction to a big first year class and delivering a focused library instruct...
Reviews and Testimonials
Noting the increased importance of Web 2.0 in library services and the need to move beyond the classic model of library computerization, Tramullas and Garrido (information science and computers and systems engineering, U. of Zaragoza, Spain) assemble 10 articles by a group of scholars from Europe, South Africa, the US, and Singapore. The articles examine different aspects of the automation of libraries and OPACs 2.0 and the need to address the role, functions, and activities librarians should perform in the social digital library environment. Including chapters on tool applications, prototypes, interface analyses, proposals for analytic indicators, training environments, and XML, contributors discuss a new model for searching bibliographic information, a prototype for an OPAC that increases the user's interaction, the management of metadata tags in XML, integrating the Solr search engine into VuFind, the evolution of OPACs in Latin American countries towards 2.0 models, the possibilities of the semantic web, the difficulty of assessing the activity of users in Web 2.0, personal information management and Web 2.0, and education in the 2.0 environment.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR
These 10 chapters edited by a professor and assistant professor of information science and computers and systems engineering at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, bring library automation back into the forefront of discussion, especially as it concerns Web 2.0 and social networking. The work is international in scope and includes chapters on the topics of creating rich and dynamic library catalogs, XML in library cataloging workflows, intelligent personal agents in Library 2.0 environments, library analytics in the Web 2.0 era, and Web 2.0 technology as a teaching tool.
– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual
- Collaborative technologies on libraries
- Integrated library systems
- Library 2.0 services and products
- Library 2.0 user information behavior
- Library data visualization
- Library information systems
- OPAC 2.0
- Semantic libraries and open data
- Social networks on libraries 2.0
- User interfaces for libraries and library systems